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Joystiq Weekly: Titanfall, The Last of Us DLC and Mario Kart 8 rivals

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Did you see that the Koopalings are going to be new...

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NPD: US video game sales reach $15.39 billion in 2013

The NPD has released its report tracking all video game spending in the US over 2013 and boy y'all like buying some video games. A total of $15.39 billion was spent on games in the US last year. New physical games earned $6.34 billion throughout 2013, and used game sales and rentals accounted...

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December NPD: Xbox One leads month, PS4 'cumulative leader' in next-gen war

Total video game sales for the US in December were up slightly by 2 percent year-over-year, up $3.28B from $3.21B in 2012. Hardware also saw an upswing in 2013, up 28 percent to $1.37B versus the month of December 2012. Continued strong sales of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 accounted for a...

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NPD: NBA 2K14 is top-selling sports game on PS4, Xbox One

Last night, the NPD released video game sales data for November and NBA 2K14 debuted at the sixth spot on the list. Today, 2K Games has shared some additional stats on the next-gen version of the game, which was made available alongside the respective launches for the PS4 on November 15 and Xbox...

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November NPD: PS4 is 'top-selling' console, Xbox One is 'fastest-selling' [Update: Nintendo boasts big numbers, too]

Total video game sales for the US in November were up 7 percent year-over-year, from $2.5 billion to $2.7 billion. Hardware jumped 58 percent to $1.3 billion – partially of course because the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hit the market at the end of the month. "PS4 was the top-selling...

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NPD: Video game spending up 17% in Q3 (thanks, GTA 5!)

The NPD Group announced today that consumers spent $3.45 billion on video game content during the third quarter (July through September) of 2013 in the United States – a 17 percent increase over the same period last year. Analyst Liam Callahan attributes the growth to the release of...

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October NPD: Xbox 360 reclaims the console throne, software sales up

Physical video game software sales in the U.S. were up 12 percent in October to $482.5 million, compared with the same period in 2012, NPD reports. This marks the third month in a row that software sales have been up year-over-year. Games leading the sales charge include Grand Theft Auto 5,...

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September NPD: Grand Theft Auto 5 sales boost industry [Update]

Good news, everyone! The NPD Group reports that the video game industry's performance in the physical retail sector was up by 27 percent year-over-year for the month of September: $1.07 billion this year versus $848 million last year. Predictably, the majority of that boosted income came from...

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NPD: 'Almost' as many kids gaming on mobiles as consoles, computers

Information broker The NPD Group's "Kids and Gaming 2013" report found that children aged 12 to 17 are spending seven hours per week on mobile gaming, up from five hours per week in 2011. The report studied the gaming habits of children aged 2 to 17. While more children still use computers and...

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August NPD: Madden 25, Saints Row 4, Disney Infinity lead the charge

The NPD Group has released its monthly report on sales in the physical retail sector of the video game industry for August, and due to dramatic figures on both sides of the scale, the industry as a whole remained essentially flat as far as its overall year-over-year income comparisons are...

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